What I'm knitting, sewing, cooking, baking...maybe other stuff too.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

So far, so good...well, sort of.

I got a late start last night, but I cast on for my "Cardi Wrap", even swatched like I was supposed to. Since the Cascade 220 is so soft and squishy, I feared it might have a tendency to split, but it's lovely to work with.
The ribbing rows went fine, then I moved on to the "Partial bind off row", and discovered I'm not as smart as I thought. When I came to "BO next 2 sts", I knit 2 sts, then passed the rt st over the left. When I got to the end of the row and my st count was off, I knew I had a problem. I'm probably the only person in the world who didn't know this, but "BO next 2 sts", meant knit one, not two, sts, then pass the second st already on the rt needle over the newly knit st, then knit the next st and bind it off. Hope that makes sense.
If it hadn't been so late when I got to the ribbing part, and I'd had a cable needle handy, I would have added a few more rows, but at least I got started...and added something new to my knitting info.


clarabelle said...

I'll be interested to see how you get on, M! I've just checked out the pattern and it looks lovely, but I'll let you test-knit it first!


melaine said...

Well aren't you smart to let me do the dirty work? ( ;